Holistic Fantasy - Chapter 121[Updated at: 2021-01-13 15:54:05]
The weather today is exceptionally great . It’s like the gods themselves are looking raining down their blessings on the ruler of the Tokyo Area . It’s definitely a great day for a walk outside .
A limo was currently making its way through a highway with escort cars protecting the car from the front, back, left, and right .
Inside the limousine, Noah and Seitenshi sat facing each other .
She elegantly sat on the cushion that was more luxurious than high-end sofas . She gazed at Noah without looking away, her angelic face didn’t twitch for even a second .
Noah acted like he didn’t notice her gaze . He nonchalantly sat there while looking through the car windows to spot any irregularities . He would furtively scan his surroundings from time to time as well .
Seitenshi knows that Noah is not admiring the scenery, he’s keeping a lookout on potential threats .
Seitenshi was a little surprised .
“How surprising . ”
Noah threw her a confused look .
“What do you mean by that?”
“According to my knowledge, Guild master Noah spent most of his time on the management of Fairy Tail . While you have obtained your civil defense officer license, there wasn’t any record on you taking on routine civil defense work, I can hardly find any files on you . ”
Seitenshi said with a bit of admiration in her voice .
“However, you look like you have done this for ages, why is that?”
Noah was stunned for a moment but he gave her a smile as a reply .
Indeed, he spent most of his 1 year in this world building up Fairy Tail and he wasn’t very active in the civil defense scene . According to this, he shouldn’t have a lot of experience doing jobs like escort and bodyguard services .
It’s understandable that she found his proficiency puzzling .
She might be smart but her information gathering abilities couldn’t possibly give her any details on what Noah did in his original world . He was already doing jobs way before he arrived in this world, among the quests and jobs he did, there was a lot of bodyguard or escort-related jobs .
It would be weird if Seitenshi knew about his original world .
Instead, Noah retorted .
“If you know that I lacked the experience, why did you still go out of your way to hire me as a bodyguard? You’re putting me in a very awkward position here, do you understand that?”
Seitenshi chuckled .
“I Just think Guild master Noah is very trustworthy . ”
Noah felt the urge to laugh out loud .
“If I remember correctly, we only met like 5 times at most, right?”
“This has nothing to do with how many times we talked or saw each other . ”
Seitenshi continued beaming at him .
“If it’s that hard for you to understand then just think of it as a selfish whim of mine . ”
“This is the first time I met someone who would risk their lives on a selfish whim . Or, maybe, I should say as expected of the great princess-sama?”
Noah rolled his eyes at her .
“Now, if only you can use your selfish whims to prevent yourself from losing your negotiating power during your summit with that annoying ruler from another ward . ”
“Oh, right, I wanted to ask you some questions about Saitake Sougen . ”
Seitenshi thought she should ask about him since Noah brought him up .
“What is that Saitake Sougen like?”
Noah flinched in shock .
“Don’t tell me you’ve never talked with Sougen before?”
“Whenever you two, you and Kikunojou, talked about him, you two would always grumble about that man with displeased looks . This got me curious about his character . ”
Seitenshi’s question made Noah think about a proper response before he replied .
“Okay, I’ve only talked with Sougen on two occasions, both of which happened through phone calls from him . The first time he contacted me was when I established Fairy Tail, he picked up news of Fairy Tail’s fame and he contacted me . The second time was when the news of The Bullet leaked out after the extermination of Scorpio . ”
Noah met her gaze .
“Do you know why he contacted me?”
Seitenshi locked her expression into a frown as she shook her head .
Noah smiled as he continued .
“The first time, he wanted me to nurture and breed more using the fame and resources Fairy Tail built up over time . He wanted trained child soldiers in his personal army . No, he wanted disposable machines of war . ”
Seitenshi’s expression turned grave .
Noah ignored her looks and he continued on .
“The second time, he wanted any and all intel on The Bullet . He even offered me anything I wanted as long as I supply him with The Bullets . ”
Seitenshi synthesized the information Noah told her and she immediately came to an ominous conclusion .
“Do you see now?”
Noah sighed .
“What does a man want with trained super child soldiers, why does he need a whole army of them? He even offered everything he had to get his hands on The Bullets . I am guessing that his ultimate agenda isn’t just the eradication of Gastrea monsters . His ambition is eerily great and there is no low he wouldn’t stoop down to get what he wants, just like Kikunojou . In any case, I don’t just hate him, I loathe him very much . ”
Noah emphasized his hatred for the guy just in case Seitenshi somehow missed that part .
“No matter what, that man isn’t a saint . Take my words as advice and you will do well in your negotiations with him . If you plan to do business or have anything to do with him, caution should be exercised around this man . ”
Seitenshi clenched her hands, she clenched so hard she can feel the fabric of the gloves on her hands . She nodded with a serious look .
“Thank you very much for your advice . Also, Guild master Noah, please don’t leave my side . ”
“Relax . ”
Noah replied with a brilliant glint in his eyes .
“At least, with me around, nobody can harm you . ”
Seitenshi placed her hands on top of her chest when she heard those reassuring words coming from his mouth . His deep black eyes also pierced her anxiety and worry .
In this tight space, a certain heart started pumping faster and faster .
The venue for the summit was placed on the 86th floor of a tall hotel .
After the Gastrea war, humanity lost with it, humanity lost control of a large portion of available landmass, nobody could stop the Gastrea from taking over .
In such an environment, every available piece of land that can shelter humans had buildings built that were taller than the last to accommodate the survivors .
Proper planning of building development was rewarded with generous tax deductions and other benefits so countless skyscrapers were built at astounding speed .
Even in the Tokyo Area, there are more taller-than-mountains buildings than one can possibly count .
This hotel is also very special . Rumor has it that this place is like the other embassies in the other Areas since a lot of top officials bought or leased suites to use this Hotel in case of emergencies .
Inside here, it’s a networker’s paradise . You can’t go past two rooms without one of them being inhabited by an influential person . Heck, one might even encounter them talking about dirty under-the-table stuff, you know, standard politicians’ stuff .
The summit between Seitenshi and Saitake Sougen was scheduled at the top floor of this hotel .
Rather than a meeting room, this floor was more like a posh private penthouse with binoculars on the balcony .
Noah and Seitenshi spotted the man upon exiting the lift .
He was wearing a suit with a pale-green tie when they saw him . This man looked like the type of man who would turn into a dictator the moment the world bowed down to him .
“Nice to meet you, Seitenshi-sama . ”
Saitake Sougen revealed a grin that resembled the wide mouth of a starving lion . Anyone who wasn’t careful enough would fall into his maw, Seitenshi took note of his vibe .
He’s not here to play nice .